NLM-B35406: Post-Medieval coin: penny of George III, counter-stamped

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Unique ID: NLM-B35406

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Copper alloy coin. Milled cartwheel penny of George III (1760-1820), Birmingham mint issue of 1797, counter-stamped on both sides: S.LEADER / SUTTON.WASH. The finder supplies notes of research in Trade Directories and other sources identifying the location as Sutton Wash, now Sutton Bridge, the area where the River Nene joins the Wash, and the probable issuer as Samuel Leader (1787-1870). Leader was a local blacksmith from 1818 to 1834, leasing the business in 1847, and latterly worked as a wheelwright and small farmer. The restriking of the coin was presumably at his forge. Suggested date [of countermarked use]: 1818-1847

Diameter: 36.1mm, Weight: 24.89gms, die axis [counterstruck]: 12

Inscription: S.LEADER / SUTTON.WASH.
Evidence of reuse: Counter-stamped with tradesman's name and locus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1797
Date to: Exactly AD 1797
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.89 g
Diameter: 36.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th October 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM47667

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: Birmingham
Category: Modern
Type: Penny: George III (S 3759 - 3761)
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Springthorpe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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